How buyers are financing their homes

Across the country, both home prices and demand for homes grew in 2017, driven by low inventory. As supply and affordability can be a hurdle for some homebuyers, many are still optimistic about their ability to receive financing even

Why do we argue with our neighbors?

Are you new to your neighborhood and looking to make friends? It may not be as easy as it used to be. According to a new survey, 40 percent of Americans avoid their neighbors altogether. The survey also reveals that

Home sales decline for third consecutive month, while prices rise

For third month in a row, there was a decline in home sales in September. However, the average home sale price continues to rise. A recent Redfin report shows that in September, home sales fell by 8.1 percent — the

Mortgage delinquency drops in July

It’s as easy to pay mortgages on time now as it was 10 years ago in July 2007, this according to CoreLogic’s monthly Loan Performance Insights Report. 4.6 percent of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency in July — a decrease of 0.9 percent from July 2016

Greater Boston’s top-selling housing markets in 2016

Where in the Greater Boston housing market were sales the strongest in 2016? Using the latest GBAR stats, we put together the following chart, which not only ranks the top 20 housing markets of the year, but also shows how

Greater Boston construction caps off 2016 with spectacular growth

The Greater Boston new construction market concluded 2016 in spectacular fashion, according to research from Dodge Data & Analytics. In December, Greater Boston saw more than $429 million in total residential construction spending, which is an 81 percent increase from Nov. 2015.

Greater Boston’s top-selling condo markets in 2016

Our chart below features the top-selling condo markets in Greater Boston in 2016, according to research from GBAR. Additionally, we have included stats on median sales price, and how the markets have changed over the last year. Area 2016 Condo Sales Percent Change

Malden’s Edgeworth neighborhood will be one of the nation’s hottest markets in 2017

The Edgeworth neighborhood in Malden will be the nation’s sixth-hottest housing market in 2017, according to a new ranking from Redfin. Per Redfin’s analysis, Edgeworth is not only close to two Orange line T-stations, but also, it’s home prices

Massachusetts one of the nation’s top 10 states to raise a family

Massachusetts is one of the top states in the U.S. to raise a family, according to the latest ranking from WalletHub. Looking at such factors as health and safety, education and child care, and access to fun family activities,

Why are so many home sales failing to close in Greater Boston?

Deals to sell homes failed at a much higher rate in 2016 than in 2015, and that was true here in Greater Boston. That was the finding of a striking new report from Trulia, which computed the number of

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